T-Mobile released an update to their successful T-Mobile MDA/HTC Wizard device that has an updated sleek form factor and significantly improved keyboard. The T-Mobile Wing is a Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition device that comes in a cool blue color and offers T-Mobile customers a very nice alternative to the Apple iPhone.
Opening the box, step 1
After opening the top lid you find the T-Mobile Wing (note plastic wrapping has already been removed).
The retail box contains a thick user manual, Quick Start Guide, Tips and Tricks pamphlet, warranty card, screen protector, extra stylus, carrying case, and extra stylus.
Bottom box contents
The USB sync cable, A/C adapter, extra stylus, and wired stereo headset can be found in the bottom part of the box.
Open T-Mobile Wing
The T-Mobile Wing with display up revealing the QWERTY keyboard.
Bottom half of the front
The round directional pad is very easy to use and is well sized for navigation.
Front top of the Wing
The phone speaker is found along the top with indicator lights present behind the screen.
Upper right side of the Wing
The upper button launches Voice Command 1.6, the next button launches Messaging and voice recordings. They can all be reassigned as you desire for quick launching.
Stylus and silo
The stylus is found on the lower right side and is securely held in the device. The stylus is solid and has a decent heft to it.
Bottom of the Wing
A rubber cover hides the headset connector/miniUSB port with the microphone just next to it. A lanyard loop is located on the far left of the bottom.
Left side of the Wing
A microSD slot with rubber cover, soft reset button, and volume control slider are found in the middle of the left side.
Wing upper left side
The camera button is found along the upper left side of the Wing.
Left side of QWERTY keyboard
The Wing uses the new HTC design keyboard that has very comfortable, flat keys to make text entry a pleasant experience.
Soft keys above the keyboard
The two soft keys can be found at the top of the keyboard. The numbers are arranged in keypad formation in the center of the keyboard.
Alt and Cap indicator lights
The indicator lights let you know when a special function key was pressed and are very helpful for text entry.
The Wing and MDA
The Wing is on the left and the T-Mobile MDA/QTEK 9100 in open keyboard modes.
The Wing and MDA in closed mode
The Wing offers a sleeker and more modernn design compared to the MDA.
Thickness comparison of the Wing and MDA
The Wing is not as thick as the MDA as can be seen in the picture.
Back of the Wing and MDA
You can see the cameras are in different positions and the Wing has a more ergonomic design. The entire back cover slips off on the Wing to access the battery and SIM card slot.